Events

  1. P&F Welcome BBQ

    30 January @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
  2. First Day of School

    31 January
  3. Teddy Bear Picnic

    1 February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
  4. Junior School Camp Out

    1 February @ 4:00 pm - 2 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • 2018 HSC results are in! Check out the highlights

    The 2018 HSC results are here and what an amazing effort from our class of 2018. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for a full wrap-up of the results. Congratulations SMGS Class of 2018, you’ve done an amazing job and we’re all very proud of what you have achieved.
  • Speech Day Photos

    The 2018 Speech Day was an amazing end to great year. Well done to all the award recipients and congratulations to the 2018 Dux of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, Rebecca Matthes. Check out all the photos from the day on our photo gallery: Photo Gallery
  • Employment Opportunity – Director of Corporate Services

    We’re currently looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Director of Corporate Services to join our Executive Team in 2019. Check out all the details using the link below: Executive Role – Director of Corporate Services
  • Junior and Senior School Teaching Opportunities

    We are currently advertising for Junior School (Classroom Teacher) and Senior School (Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) / Design and Technology) teaching positions.

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

SMGS Kidpreneur Club Brings in Big Bucks for Charity

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Uncategorised|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School Kidpreneur Club closed out the year with its focus firmly on community, with a donation of over $500 to the Salvation Army Rural Appeal. The lunchtime club, which was open to [...]

Junior School Cre8ive Session Brings Art to Life

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Junior School|

Snowy Mountains Junior School students performed to a full house last night, at the Junior School Cre8ive Sessions. The event, which is held once every semester, aims to showcase the creative talents of Junior School [...]

Use of Technology to Educate our School Children

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Let's Explore, Staff, Technology|

As technology use becomes increasingly prevalent in everyday life, the debate about how innovative, tech-based learning methods can best benefit our children persists.